New Meetup: Special Workshop: Divination with Pendulums and Dowsing Rods

From: Jennifer
Sent on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:18 PM
Coming up this Summer!

What: Special Workshop: Divination with Pendulums and Dowsing Rods

When: Saturday, July 31,[masked]:00 PM

To Be Determined
To Be Determined
Chicago, IL 60605

Exciting news! Chicago Skeptics, in conjunction with the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), is proud to present a special workshop July 31. (Time and Location to be announced soon.)

Divination with Pendulums and Dowsing Rods

Think dowsing is a thing of the past? The recent scandal over the ADE 651 "bomb detector" used in Iraq that was nothing more than a swirling antenna on a box that sold for $16-$65 thousand dollars, demonstrates how dowsing fakery can still be a big business for hucksters and con artists. (

The workshop Divination with Pendulums and Dowsing Rods is a comprehensive 3-hour, hands-on program covering the history, current application, and construction of divination devices, presented from a skeptical perspective, and featuring the research of James Randi on the topic. The workshop will emphasize how paranormal beliefs like dowsing are not trivial, and have real-world implications. Participants will make both pendulums and dowsing rods, and devise randomized, double-blinded trials to test their effectiveness. All tools, materials, and handouts are included in registration fee. JREF members Free, non-members $45. (Intro membership rate for the JREF is currently $50.)

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